This can also be heard as “comets” which goes along with the stars also referenced in the line. What 3 Stacks asks is why do we try so hard to be something incredible (stars), just so we can do more mundane things (dodge comets).
In addition comets are sometimes called “shooting stars”. The paparazzi loves “shooting stars”, and shooting stars are not inert but in movement, so maybe Andre feels frozen/paralyzed about making moves for fear of garnering more attention.
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